I don’t. I did. Long enough to find out why I don’t.
As you know, I’m a business consultant providing management, real estate and technology services. My address book, including a few dozen friends and relations, has over 500 contacts.
Would you believe only a half-dozen real people from my address book are on Twitter? (Chris Pirillo isn’t a real person, he’s a self-aggrandizement industry.)
One Twitterer was a relative who’d set his preferences to prevent auto-hookup of followers. I see this syndrome on LinkedIn, too, where I maintain an active profile. Why, exactly, would anyone join a social network to be anti-social? I mean we’re not talking about Tom Cruise here, or the Pope.
Another was a life COACH. (He lives in CAPITALS.) Looking for work, I guess. Never did understand why anyone would him to think for them.
Two were legitimate people checking out Twitter. Each sent a tweet 5 or 6 months ago. Just one. Never returned. Not anal like me. I deleted my account.
And two were just plain lonely, losers. Clients of mine I’ve long since fired. One of whom is still a real estate broker. Probably still complaining about not being able to make a living at it.
Don’t look for me on Twitter. OK?